In honor of local hero Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s considerable contributions to the NASCAR community throughout his iconic career, Charlotte Motor Speedway and Speedway Children’s Charities have established the Dale Earnhardt Jr. Concussion Research Fund at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Dale Earnhardt JR. Concussion Research Fund supports concussion research, management and treatment at Atrium Health, and helps to fund special projects such as ImPACT, a baseline concussion testing program for more than 10,000 student athletes at middle schools, high schools and athletic associations in five Charlotte area counties. The comprehensive program offers cutting-edge “blink reflexometry” research – which uses a person’s blinking reflexes to diagnose concussions. The fund also supports local concussion seminars for parents, students, coaches and pediatricians. See media release for more.